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Active Alice: Using Real Paper to Interact with Electronic Text

Brown, Heather and Harding, Robert K. and Lay, Steve and Robinson, Peter and Sheppard, Dan and Watts, Richard (1998) Active Alice: Using Real Paper to Interact with Electronic Text. In: Hersch, Roger and Andre, Jacques and Brown, Heather, eds. Electronic Publishing, Artistic Imaging, and Digital Typography 7th International Conference on Electronic Publishing. Lecture Notes in Computer Science . Springer, Berlin, Germany, pp. 407-419. ISBN 978-3-540-64298-5. E-ISBN 978-3-540-69718-3. (doi:10.1007/BFb0053287) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Many documents exist in both paper and electronic forms. Paper has many well-known advantages, but electronic texts often contain useful information that is not easily accessible from printed paper versions. SGML texts, in particular, are rich sources of additional information. The Active Alice project shows how a reader can use a paper document to access information from its corresponding electronic version without having to manipulate the electronic version via a separate computer interface.

The project makes use of a DigitalDesk. This is an ordinary desk augmented with a video camera and computer-driven projector. The camera captures images of the pages on the desk and detects simple user actions such as pointing to specific words on a page. The images are used to associate the pages with their SGML counterparts. Information from the SGML versions can then be conveyed directly to the reader via information projected onto the page or onto other areas of the desk.

The project takes its name from the example text used—a version of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/BFb0053287
Additional information: Proceedings Paper; Event title: 7th International Conference on Electronic Publishing, EP'98 Held Jointly with the 4th International Conference on Raster Imaging and Digital Typography, RIDT'98; Event location:St. Malo, France; Event dates: March 30 – April 3, 1998
Uncontrolled keywords: SGML, TEI, Structured Documents
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Computing
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2009 18:38 UTC
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2019 14:28 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/21674 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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